Foundation Tour/Youth Resource Center/Black Men’s Health Clinic
Michael Lofton sits down one-on-one with Martin Luther King III
MLK3 visits youth in the Dell Tech Lounge
Tour continued throughout the building and other resident non-profit organizations
Group photo outside of AAYHF
Saturday, October 28 – Statewide Youth Summit – AISD Performing Arts Center
Martin Luther King III was the Keynote Speaker at the Youth Summit. Youth attendees’–young kids through teenagers participated in the various topic panel discussions and dance teams entertained the audience! AAYHF was sure to reward young people who asked the panelists questions with some cool gifts!
The African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF) is a non-profit organization that offers year-round support and activities for youth, adults, and families to help them develop and reach their full potential.
For more information about our mentoring programs or becoming a mentor email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.aayhf.org
Q2B: Thank you to Ms. Bria from “Real Queens Fix Each Other’s Crown” Non-Profit Organization” . We did mental health activity focusing on these three questions:
1.The best advice you have ever gotten
2. Something that you do that makes you feel better when you’re feeling down
3. Something that you have said to someone else to make them feel better
Tuesday, October 24, 2023:
AAYHF received a proclamation from Travis County Commissioners Court for hosting our Annual Gala & Legacy Awards Event, which will be held Saturday, October 28, 2023, Fairmont Hotel Austin.
For tickets visit us at www.aayhf.org
Oct 16-20 with AAYHF!
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – AAYHF Queens2Be (Q2B) Mentoring Program
was an exciting night of fun as well as learning, working with the Health Care Careers Academy team on how to administer CPR, draw blood, and check blood pressure. Our young ladies got to experience first-hand what it would be like and what it takes to save a life.
Thank you again to the Health Care Careers Academy Team!!
Michael Lofton always participates with the youth!
“Mr. Lofton loves the kids.”
Check him out in the video below during a CPR demonstration…
On the same evening, our Boys2Men (B2M) Mentoring Program was held with more guidance from Mentors and Facilitators who really care about the development and success of our young men.
On October 19, AAYHF hosted a soft opening for the Harvest Trauma Recovery Center.
“Austin will soon be home to Texas’ first trauma recovery center, a community space offering mental health treatment and community interventions related to violent crime, run through the African American Youth Harvest Foundation.”
With the gala only days away AAYHF volunteers attended a training and orientation in anticipation of the fast-approaching weekend of events starting Friday, October 27 through Saturday, October 28!
THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS!
Saturday, October 21: AAYHF attended the Wheless Lane Church of Christ Community Fun Day of Events!
At another event on Saturday, October 21 – AAYHF Team Members, Karon Moore and Sharon Mathis set up an information table at Hope Fest 2023!
Oct 9 – Oct 15 w/ AAYHF!
Michael & Elaine Lofton were both honored with the 2023 NAACP Visionary Award during the 86th Annual NAACP State Conference, October 12-14, 2023, Pflugerville, Texas.
Congratulations to both of them for a well-deserved acknowledgement!
Photographed below: Michael Lofton, Gary Bledsoe, President Texas NAACP, and Elaine Lofton
Photographed below: NAACP National President & CEO, Derrick Johnson & Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO, African American Youth Harvest Foundation (AAYHF)
Photographed below with Michael Lofton, actor, Mechad Brooks and Honorable Ron Reynolds, Texas House of Representatives
Photographed below: Derrick Johnson, Elaine Lofton, Gary Bledsoe, Michael Lofton and Alberta Bledsoe
Photographed below: Charles O’Neal, President, Texas Black Chamber, Elaine Lofton, Michael Lofton and Nelson Linder, Austin NAACP President
Also, on Saturday, October 14, 2023
Michael Lofton received the
2023 Community Award at the 85th Alpha Kappa Alpha Beta Psi Omega Chapter Event!
CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Lofton!!
Sunday, October 15
Corinth Missionary Baptist Church supports the African American Youth Harvest Foundation!
Michael Lofton & AAYHF Team Members, Corey Hopkins and GeNell Gary met with Honorable Ron Reynolds, Texas House of Representatives and Legacy Award Honoree to talk about the upcoming Gala and to record his YouTube PSA. (video can be accessed above in the Honoree video library).
Queens to Be/Q2B and Boys2Men/B2M are weekly scheduled AAYHF mentoring programs held onsite every Tuesday. Our mentoring programs are year-round and free for youth participants.
For more information email us at email@example.com
AAYHF weekly Boys2Men and Queens2Be Mentoring Program
Saturday, October 14:
Youth Leadership Institute Monthly Session – Led by AKA
AAYHF with Community Partners!
October 24, 2023
Dell – AAYHF Strategic Partner visits at AAYHF
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Michael & Elaine Lofton attended Hindu Charities for America (HC4A) dba Education Careers for America Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Gala.
HC4A provide and support AAYHF with scholarships in Cybersecurity and we are seeking to expand to other scholarship opportunities.
Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO, AAYHF, was on the panel speaking of the benefit and also spoke about the impact of the scholarships.
See for yourself the excitement that takes place in our Mentoring Programs and around the Offices of the Harvest Foundation!
Open the YouTube video links below to learn more about the vision and mission Michael Lofton, Founder & CEO, and the AAYHF Team have for young people and the community!
Thanks to Jack n Jill Austin Chapter for supporting AAYHF!
Thank you to A+ Federal Credit Union for their generous support of AAYHF families and programs!
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